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@socrates Did you recently hide the following/followers info on the native interface? I can't see them when using the web interface (but they're sitll available on the profiles).

game studies, article publication Show more

plagiarism Show more

Can't remember if it was on Mastodon or that other site, but someone pointed out that all of the game dev and theory books published by Carnegie Mellon's ETC Press are available from their site as free PDFs: press.etc.cmu.edu/index.php/pu

surveillance capitalism Show more

Editors leave Elsevier and start their own journal Show more

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Community Standards reminder Show more

just realised/noticed that xkcd.com has

- no trackers and/or analytics scripts
- prominently displayed links to RSS/Atom feed
- licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.5) license

👍🏾 good stuff

Linkedin is just depressing Facebook that exists solely to fuel imposter syndrome.

Does anyone know a good PDF editor for Mac OS? Preferably free, preferably open-source. I need to cut a PDF into smaller pieces and edit a few lines of text.

I tried searching for information on the LaTeX package "strip". Turns out "latex strip" doesn't work for searching online.

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meta, students Show more

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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